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Lot 152/7025

Estimate: €400-500

Thomas Henry Burke, Undersecretary for Ireland (1829-1882)
A short autograph signed note to an Irish magistrate, Clifford Lloyd, concerning an appointment, dated 6.5.[18]82, the same day on which Burke was assassinated with Lord Frederick Cavendish, Chief Secretary, by members of the ‘Invincibles’ as they walked through the Phoenix Park about 7.15 in the evening, in one of the most dramatic events of the late 19th century. This must be one of the last letters Burke wrote; it was Cavendish’s first day in Dublin after his appointment.

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